The loan-shark said that he would place two pebbles into a bag, one white and one black. The daughter would then have to reach into the bag and pick out a pebble. If it was black, the debt would be wiped, but the loan-shark would then marry her. She said to the loan-shark;. Never mind, if you look into the bag for the one that is left, you will be able to tell which pebble I picked.
As a group of frogs was traveling through the woods, two of them fell into a deep pit. When the other frogs crowded around the pit and saw how deep it was, they told the two frogs that there was no hope left for them.
However, the two frogs decided to ignore what the others were saying and they proceeded to try and jump out of the pit. Despite their efforts, the group of frogs at the top of the pit were still saying that they should just give up. That they would never make it out.
Eventually, one of the frogs took heed to what the others were saying and he gave up, falling down to his death. The other frog continued to jump as hard as he could. Again, the crowd of frogs yelled at him to stop the pain and just die. He jumped even harder and finally made it out. The frog explained to them that he was deaf. He thought they were encouraging him the entire time. Think about what you say before it comes out of your mouth. It might just be the difference between life and death. There was a farmer who sold a pound of butter to a baker.
Angry about this, he took the farmer to court. The judge asked the farmer if he was using any measure to weight the butter. Every day when the baker brings the bread, I put it on the scale and give him the same weight in butter. If anyone is to be blamed, it is the baker. In ancient times, a King had a boulder placed on a roadway. He then hid himself and watched to see if anyone would move the boulder out of the way. Many people loudly blamed the King for not keeping the roads clear, but none of them did anything about getting the stone out of the way.
A peasant then came along carrying a load of vegetables.
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Upon approaching the boulder, the peasant laid down his burden and tried to push the stone out of the road. After much pushing and straining, he finally succeeded. After the peasant went back to pick up his vegetables, he noticed a purse lying in the road where the boulder had been. The purse contained many gold coins and a note from the King explaining that the gold was for the person who removed the boulder from the roadway. Every obstacle we come across in life gives us an opportunity to improve our circumstances , and whilst the lazy complain, the others are creating opportunities through their kind hearts, generosity, and willingness to get things done.
One day a small opening appeared. He sat and watched the butterfly for several hours as it struggled to force its body through that little hole. So the man decided to help the butterfly. He took a pair of scissors and snipped off the remaining bit of the cocoon. The butterfly then emerged easily, although it had a swollen body and small, shriveled wings. The butterfly spent the rest of its life unable to fly, crawling around with tiny wings and a swollen body.
To prepare itself for flying once it was out of the cocoon.
Our struggles in life develop our strengths. There once was a little boy who had a very bad temper. The boy gradually began to control his temper over the next few weeks, and the number of nails he was hammering into the fence slowly decreased. He told his father the news and the father suggested that the boy should now pull out a nail every day he kept his temper under control. The days passed and the young boy was finally able to tell his father that all the nails were gone. The father took his son by the hand and led him to the fence.
The fence will never be the same. When you say things in anger, they leave a scar just like this one. You can put a knife in a man and draw it out. Some things in life, you are unable to take back. There was a blind girl who hated herself purely for the fact she was blind.
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She said that if she could only see the world, she would marry him. One day, someone donated a pair of eyes to her — now she could see everything , including her boyfriend. The girl was shocked when she saw that her boyfriend was blind too, and refused to marry him. Her boyfriend walked away in tears, and later wrote a letter to her saying:.
When our circumstances change, so does our mind. Some people may not be able to see the way things were before, and might not be able to appreciate them. There are many things to take away from this story, not just one. Signs like this always have a way of attracting young children, and to no surprise, a boy saw the sign and approached the owner;. The little boy pulled out some change from his pocket. The shop owner smiled and whistled.
Out of the kennel came Lady, who ran down the aisle of his shop followed by five teeny, tiny balls of fur.
One puppy was lagging considerably behind. It would always limp. It would always be lame. The little boy became excited. The little boy got quite upset. He is never going to be able to run and jump and play with you like the other puppies. To his surprise, the little boy reached down and rolled up his pant leg to reveal a badly twisted, crippled left leg supported by a big metal brace.
Some time ago, a man punished his 3-year-old daughter for wasting a roll of gold wrapping paper.
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Money was tight and he became infuriated when the child tried to decorate a box to put under the Christmas tree. I blew kisses into the box. The father was crushed. He put his arms around his little girl, and he begged for her forgiveness. Her father kept the gold box by his bed for many years and, whenever he was discouraged, he would take out an imaginary kiss and remember the love of the child who had put it there.
Thanks for reading these inspirational short stories. Some of them left me speechless for a minute or two, and it really does make us think. Dan Western is the founder of Wealthy Gorilla. Dan has been running Wealthy Gorilla for the last 5 years, whilst traveling the world and being able to call Bali, Indonesia, his HQ. To this day, Wealthy Gorilla has become one of the fastest growing self-development sites in the world; with over 40 million views worldwide, and more than , followers on social media.
Dan's mission is simply, to inspire others to live their dreams and be the person to whom they say; "Because of you, I never gave up. Am no softie but that last story titled Box Full of Kisses wet my eyes. Dan Western.
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I honestly have no idea. These stories have been passed along over generations! I basically read this when I was younger, it made me compassionate. Damn it….
Hello Dan Western brother, can you please post some motivational stories that could motivate the students who isolated at school? Thank you. They are the kind of love stories that you will love over and over again. Thank you for sharing this. Awesome article thanks for inspiring us with ur small and inspirational short stories. Especially the elephant rope one…. Loved the article a lot. Some stories are really amazing and its worth reading.
Thank you so much for posting this article. Each story has an unique point to take up but the Love made my eyes wet…. I am writing book on belief need your reference for the same and support where I can mention your blog details. And that thought of never being able to get free, so sad. But good story!
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